Office for National Statistics (ONS). UK He announced that today Thursday (24). Migration rate reached a historic peak in the country 504 thousand migrant stock Over a period of one year, between June 2021 and the same month this year.
According to the agency, the increase was driven by Residents of countries that are not part of the European UnionAnd the drop in the net rate — the balance between emigration and emigration — is explained by the resumption of travel due to more stringent phase restrictions. Covid-19This led to an increase in the number of exchange students.
The ONS estimates 1.1 million migrants to reach a rate of 504,000 want arrived For the United Kingdom over the one-year period, an increase of 435 thousand over the previous measurement. According to the ONS, the count does not include those arriving via clandestine routes Small boats on the canal Spot – The increasing flow there has been a source of recent diplomatic tensions.
Another factor that led to registration Creation of a new type of visa for citizens of Ukraineof Afghanistan and Englishmen who lived Hong Kong – These groups totaled 138,000 immigrants.
Among the emigrants who left the country, citizens of the countries with the largest share European union. “A series of global events have affected international migration patterns in the 12 months to June 2022,” said Jay Lindop, Director of the Center for International Migration at the ONS.
For her, the scenario is uncertain. “The many factors contributing to migration at this stage are independent of each other, indicating that it is too early to say whether the picture will be maintained.”
Concerns about the impact of migration were one of the levers behind Brexit, In 2016. In his order at that time, The The then Prime Minister David CameronAttempts to reduce the rate of migration to less than 100,000 per year have failed.
According to the ONS, both the total emigration rate and the net rate are the highest since statistical records began in 1964. The previous record was 330,000 in 2015. Premier, Rishi SunakHe said he was “absolutely committed” to reducing the figures by “considering all options”.
As the opposition, the Labor Party, the government has mismanaged the asylum and immigration systems and “completely failed in trying to control the situation”, the figures show.
The sheer number of out-migration has been in the headlines for the past few weeks as business leaders have asked the government to make processes more flexible, attract qualified professionals and help the economy recover. This demand was rejected by Sunak, who stressed the need to fight irregular immigration.
Amid criticism of conditions at an overcrowded migrant processing center in southern England, Sunak and Home Secretary Suella Braverman have been pressured to take action to stop ships passing through the English Channel. Braverman has recently come under heavy criticism Classify the movement Migration to the United Kingdom as an “invasion”.
Earlier this month, the country Signed a treaty with France Efforts to detain migrants at the canal should be stepped up. Published figures show 33,029 people arrived in the UK on small boats between January and September – 61% of them docked during the Northern Hemisphere summer.
In August, the highest number of anchorages for these vessels has been recorded since data collection began. A further 6,371 migrants used alternative irregular routes in the first nine months of the year.
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